November, 2008

When tragedy presents opportunity

Some are saying this is the 9/11 of India. And like Khushi says, others are saying “Mumbai is brought to its knees.” Yet other news outlets use the term “A city under siege.” Unlike probably most others, my response has... (Continue reading)

Images from the last few days

All this holiday, I followed the coverage of the Mumbai blasts with indignation, anger, intense sadness and then pride in the bravery of the soldiers. When the RAF and the commandoes went in I was reassured – here in the US, I had... (Continue reading)

It can start like an ordinary cold

It can start like an ordinary cold – stuffy nose, cough and sneezing. Then the body aches start, your fever starts rising, and you feel exhausted. You’ve probably got the flu. However, the thought lingers in your mind: Are these... (Continue reading)

Festive Times – a kiddy winter party

Hi. So its holiday shopping week, at least for discount hunters like myself. And holiday party invitations are being sent out (to be honest, we only have the office ones!). Why not have a winter party for kids? Before you groan... (Continue reading)

The Ulto Day


The babe and I have decided to have a ‘Ulto’ day. In Bangla, Ulto means topsy turvy or upside down. I dont know who came up with the idea – it was probably when we were chatting about how life has... (Continue reading)

A drop in the sea in the making of history

Last week was a momentous time in history. No matter whom one supported politically, it is undeniable that the election of a person of color as President, in the nation with the most power and influence in the world is a tremendously historic and significant moment. It was not... (Continue reading)

Circuit City and Linen n things store closing

Hey Guys!!! may have heard circuit city is closing all its stores. I came to know last week that Linen n things is closing its stores too… The one near my office has most items about 50 -75% off.. I went... (Continue reading)

Celebrating Multiculturalism in Preschool

Next week is family-week at the boys’ preschool. Each child has been asked to make a poster (with the parent’s help) describing his/her cultural background. So the boys and I were busy making our poster, the last couple of days.... (Continue reading)

Life in Pandemonium….and then wash hands

So it began easily enough. I was able to distract the babe enough so that I could get the little one latched on and starting to nurse. I even got the babe to get a toy from his playroom downstairs... (Continue reading)

Introducing Maria

When I was five or six back in Calcutta, I went to see ‘The Sound of Music’ with my extended family. I think it was the first movie I saw and I remember being dressed in my best, the line to get... (Continue reading)